Latinidad - New Works by Latin Canadian Filmmakers at aluCine 2022
Spadina Theatre (Alliance Francaise)
24 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7, Canada
aluCine continues its yearly tradition of showcasing the best in new Latin Canadian cinema! This short film program features works from emerging and established Latinx filmmakers in Canada, bringing you a taste of culture and allowing us to celebrate the creative visions of those within our community. Showcasing art as a form of resistance, remembrance, exploration, self-love, and love for others, each of these works contains powerful messages that encourage the audience to contemplate and further engage with the work. Includes two new projects from Edgardo Moreno, with live musical accompaniment!
Join us after the screening for our closing night reception at Moonlight Lounge (319 Augusta Ave.)
crossing back & cerro chena - Firefly Project
Canada - 10 mins - Experimental with Live Accompaniment
Firefly is a solo multimedia storytelling project by musician composer Edgardo Moreno.
Using live electronics, Latin American folk instruments and video, Edgardo has created a performance experience that blends visual poetry, storytelling, and music. The repertoire is inspired by music and stories from Latin America, both personal and universal, it's turbulent history and the nostalgic longing and search for a lost home.
2022 - Canada - 7 mins - Experimental
A woman’s connection to her mother in the spirit world activates Taíno culture and presence, revealing a realm unseen. Super 8 film developed with plant medicines connect earth to cosmos as flowers portray family love and ancestral sovereignty extending into the future.
ALERTA. ALERTA. ALERTA.
2020 - Canada / Peru - 2 mins - Experimental
Marching politics: a tribute to the feminist struggle in Latin America.
Recorded at the Women’s March in Lima, Peru, 2019.
2021 - Canada - 15 mins - Experimental
North American Premiere
It’s a film about how memory and trauma travels and stays in our minds over time.
The Mis(RE)education of the Invisible Yet Furious Five
CHARRO (Paul Daniel Torres)
2021 - Canada - 8 mins - Experimental / Docu-Drama
An experimental docu-horror-thriller that jumps between the real and fictional about decolonizing the educational system in Canada/surviving the trauma it has caused... that just so happens to end in a music video. Starring 2021 TIFF Rising Star Emma Ferreira.
The Story of the Dancing Heart
Samay Arcentales Cajas
2020 - Canada - 6 mins - Experimental
A poetic, flowing Heart dances with ease day and night. A busy, curious Mind sets off on a journey to learn to dance as rhythmically and as elegantly as Heart. But the more desperate he becomes, the harder it gets. Maybe Mind will never encapsulate Heart’s lightness and innate delight. Or maybe music will show Mind the ways of the Heart.
Film made in memory of Ailyn Malit.
2022 - Canada / Brazil - 6 mins - Documentary
When Mariana connects the Military Dictatorship's violent legacy as the structure behind the formation of Brazilian families, the young filmmaker embarks on an introspective journey to regain her voice while tracking down the roots of her freedom's harm.
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